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Kosterlitz, John M.

/ School of Computational Sciences

condensed matter theory, one- and two-dimensional physics, in phase transitions:
random systems, electron localization, and spin glasses and in critical dynamics: melting and freezing

J. Michael Kosterlitz received a BA,and an MA,at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He earned a D.Phil. from theOxford University as a postgraduate student of Brasenose College, Oxford. During his time at the University of Birmingham,he collaborated with David Thouless, and a postdoctoral student at Cornell University. He was appointed to the faculty of the University of Birmingham in 1974, first as a lecturer and, later, as a reader. Since 1982, he has been professor of physics at Brown University.
Kosterlitz does research in condensed matter theory, one- and two-dimensional physics, in phase transitions: random systems, electron localization, and spin glasses and in critical dynamics: melting and freezing. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, Maxwell Medal from the British Institute of Physics, and the Lars Onsager Prize from the American Physical Society for his work on the Kosterlitz–Thouless transition.

Kosterlitz, John M.
  • 2016 The Nobel Prize in Physics
  • 2000 Lars Onsager Prize awarded by American Physical Society
  • 1993 Elected Fellow of American Physical Society
  • 1980 Maxwell Medal, awarded by Institute of Physics
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  • School of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
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